It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie or an experienced aficionado… cruising is the perfect way to see the world. Cruising allows you to experience several destinations at once, or easily transport you in luxury to bucket-list destinations in a convenient unpack-just-ONCE holiday!
The world is your oyster as you cruise to various destinations in different parts of the globe. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of Australia’s most popular cruising destinations, and how we can help you start your amazing journey around the world.
Taste-tester cruise – you gotta start somewhere, right?
For those who want to try out cruising, an overnight or 3-day getaway is the ideal, budget friendly opportunity to test the waters before you join the cruising big league. Cast off and let the onboard adventures take you away! Taste-tester cruises are also perfect for celebrations – where many friends and families enjoy the luxurious amenities of a cruise ship, not to mention the excellent food, fun and fabulous-ness for birthdays, anniversaries, and even simple family gatherings.
Cruises to the South Pacific
If you’re looking for the perfect year-round destination with shirt-and-shorts weather to beat the freezing winter cold from wherever you are right now, then dive into the tropical paradise known as the South Pacific.
Looking to get up-close-and-personal with nature? New Caledonia’s lagoon is one of the most beautiful in the world. Fancy some shopping? Port Vila in Vanuatu has vibrant energy, charming locals and quaint French sensibilities to keep you coming back. Is island hopping your thing? Cool, no problem. With over 300 tropical islands, Fiji’s pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters are hard to beat. It’s also great for eco-tourists, as it features lush, verdant jungles, scenic beachfronts, and an abundant wildlife.
New Zealand and Australia Cruises
Don’t think Australia vs New Zealand, think more about Australia AND New Zealand! Both countrys offer the ultimate holiday experiences, so we say why not try both?
New Zealand’s “Land of the Long White Cloud” beckons as you explore volcanic crater lakes, snowy mountainous peaks, Fiordlands, serene Sounds in the south, amazing black sand beaches in the north, and more! Australia is home to the wondrous Great Barrier Reef, iconic cities and surf beaches, the rugged West Coast, the Kimberley, and the wide open desert spaces of the Outback.
Both countries are just as unique and beautiful, and we recommend doing a cruise that touches on both destinations so that you can decide for yourself which country offers the better holiday experience!
Asia River Cruise
With the popularity of Asia as a viable cruising destination, we offer many river cruise itineraries for your pleasure and your leisure.
Some of the world’s greatest rivers flow through Asia, and they all offer a colourful tapestry of wondrous sights, ancient cultures, and rich heritage. Witness the daily lives of the locals as you go on intimate experiences, tours, and shore excursions along the Mekong River, the Upper Irrawaddy of Myanmar, or China’s famous Yangtze River – whichever you choose, you’re bound for a unique river adventure!
And the best part? River cruising offers a laid-back, hassle free approach to travel, as the ship also becomes your luxury floating hotel! After you’re done venturing into the lush jungles, interesting villages, or beautiful temples, you’ll return home to your stylish cabin, stateroom, or sumptuous suite, ready for more adventures around the next bend of the river.
Japan Cruising & World-Class Skiing
Offering both modern and traditional sensibilities, Japan provides a unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Cruise around her coastlines onboard Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean or more. Discover Cherry Blossoms, Tokyo’s hi-tech lights and skyscrapers, iconic Mount Fuji, ancient Shinto temples and the poignant memorials of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Or head to Hokkaido by plane – just 10-12 hours north from Australia (hurray for no jetlag!), to one of the best modern ski areas in the northern hemisphere. Visit ryokan (traditional Japanese Inns), enjoy handmade sashimi and sushi as it should be made, and sip on a bowl of steaming ramen – wonderful food for the soul! Then head out for some world-class skiing and snowboarding on the mountain’s powder snow, go cross-country skiing or relax as you take a dip in an onsen (hot springs) – the possibilities for your holiday here are endless!
From the Land of the Rising Sun, we head over to the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Known to many as America’s Last Frontier, Alaska is home to untouched ice-scapes and tranquil sea passages, majestic glaciers, and exciting wildlife exploration. Needless to say, Alaska is a once in a lifetime experience and one of the most popular and best ways to visit is through a sea voyage alongside sparkling icebergs and clear, blue glaciers to view giant ice formations, towering fjords and snow peaked mountains in all their marvellous glory.
Europe River Cruises
Step back into historic, beautiful cities, picturesque castles, and captivating landmarks – and they are just some of the many sights you’ll see on a European river cruise. The European continent itself is a bucket-list destination, and a river cruise holiday allows you to fully explore Europe in all its splendour.
Fairy-tale villages and the scenic beauty of Vienna, Budapest, and Passau will delight your senses on the Danube, or maybe go for “Old Father Rhine” and experience the spellbinding majesty of the German countryside. Want to finally visit Paris? A river cruise along the 776-kilometre long Seine river takes you to the most historic and iconic sites of France. And there’s more!
For a remarkable and historic cruise, you owe it to yourself to cruise the Mediterranean. You’ll definitely find yourself standing in awe with countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, and Southern France that showcase ancient ruins, iconic structures, and wonders of empires gone past! A wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be the highlight of any trip as you visit Rome’s Colosseum, marvel at the azure blue seas surrounding Santorini, and perched atop it’s soaring cliffs white picture-perfect houses, sample the best wines in the vineyards of Provence, or slowly cross the romantic canals of Venice for a truly timeless retreat.
Northern Europe & Baltic Cruises
From the Russian Arctic to the Norwegian fjords, cruises to Northern Europe take you to a bevy of natural landscapes and eccentric cultures which form the incredible Scandinavian countries. The region is home to some happiest citizens on Earth, so be sure to stop and talk to the locals!
Cruising could take you to see major works of art at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg in Russia, catch a glimpse of the fantastic Northern Lights along the fjord-laden coastline of Norway, channel your inner kid at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens amusement park, splash about in the volcanic hot springs of Iceland, or ski to your hearts’ content in Norway, Sweden, Finland and more. Indulge your inner Viking and take a memorable trip to Sea!
South America & Panama Canal Cruises
Lush, verdant forests, breathtaking desert landscapes, culturally rich cities and snow-capped mountains – these are just some of the myriad reasons why South America has become a booming tourist destination in the past few years. Whether it’s an adventure you’re in for, or just cruising your days away during the holiday season, South America creates the perfect blend of scenery and distinct Latin culture that’s begging to be discovered.
Visit the Machu Picchu in Peru for a life-changing experience, stand-in-awe by the Angel Falls in Venezuela, walk on “water” at the Salar De Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia, or head for the Panama Canal to witness this multibillion-dollar engineering behemoth unfold right in front of your eyes!
Expedition & Adventure cruising (Antarctica and Arctic)
Marvellous fjords and awe-inspiring glaciers create endless opportunities for adventure – and this is what you’ll find via an expedition cruise to either Antarctica in the South Pole or the Arctic at the northernmost part of the planet. Ready for a BRRRilliant adventure?
Cruises can take you there! Get onboard expedition ships that are fully and specially equipped to traverse the ends of the Earth. These trips will take you to the wild and the pristine, as both Antarctica and the Arctic are considered as the most untouched places in the planet. If you brave the cold and seas dotted with glaciers, we guarantee you’ll reap the rewarding experience of a lifetime.
Round the World Cruise
If you want to go through your travel bucket-list all in one go then a cruise around the world is exactly for you. It is the ultimate holiday at sea, taking you to exotic places and hidden gems all from the comfort of your floating hotel!
Ready to go? Your next (or first) cruise destination awaits!
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